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British Microbiology Research Journal, ISSN: 2231-0886,Vol.: 10, Issue.: 5

Short Communication

Antibacterial Activity of the Methanolic Extract of Hibiscus sabdariffa Leaves and Fruits


Mahendran Sekar1*, Hazlin Nadira Mohd Hashim1, Fatin Shahirah Ahmad Fadzil1, Syafina Syafawati Mohamed Sukaini1, Nurul Noorain Mohamad Zukhi1, Muhammad Nafiz Nadzri1 and Mohd Syafiq Abdullah1

1Faculty of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, University Kuala Lumpur, Royal College of Medicine Perak, Ipoh, Malaysia.

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(1) Rashedul Islam, Department of Biological Sciences, Inha University, South Korea.
(1) Lorna T. Enerva, Taguig City University, Philippines.
(2) Anonymous, Ouargla University, Algeria.
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Hibiscus sabdariffa (Indian elder, family: Malvaceae) is a species of hibiscus, found naturally in Malaysia, India, Africa and Australia. It is cultivated wild areas on village outskirts and wasteland in Malaysia, Perak State. The parts of the plant are used for diuretic, mild laxative, cholerectic, hypotensive, lowering blood pressure and treatment for cardiac and nerve diseases and cancer. So far no phytochemical and biological investigation has been carried out on this endangered and rare species, though several ethnomedical uses of the plant exist. The present study aimed to carry out antibacterial properties of the methanolic extract of H. sabdariffa leaves and fruits. The crude methanolic extract of H. sabdariffa leaves and fruits showed better antibacterial activity against Gram negative bacteria compared to Gram positive bacteria. However, the standards showed better activity with lower concentration when compared to both the extracts against the entire organism.

Keywords :

Hibiscus sabdariffa; antibacterial; disc-diffusion method.

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DOI : 10.9734/BMRJ/2015/19142

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